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In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, photo, Los Angeles City firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire near homes in Sylmar, Calif. (Photo:AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, photo, Los Angeles City firefighters battle the Saddleridge Fire near homes in Sylmar, Calif. (Photo:AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Despite efforts from utilities giant PG&E to prevent California wildfires, one broke out overnight in Southern California. Dubbed the Saddleridge Fire, the blaze started in Sylmar, northwest of Los Angeles, on the night of Thurs., Oct. 10, CBS News reports. By 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, the fire burned more than 4,700 acres.

According to CNN, at least 25 homes have been damaged, and about 23,000 homes, equating to approximately 100,00 residents, have been notified to evacuate. Many parts of the region remain under red-flag warnings into Friday afternoon.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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